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Joseph Breinl
Joseph Breinl

B108033   B 108 033
R. Strauss, F. Schubert: Lieder, Waltraud Meier
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Joseph Breinl born in Munich in 1974, he started taking piano and violin lessons at an early age. After passing his Abitur, he initially studied piano with Karl-Hermann Mrongovius and Gitti Pirner at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.

Following a scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation, he pursued his master-class studies in Amsterdam where he took lessons in song composition with Rudolf Jansen as well as Cembalo and historically-informed performance with Therese de Goede along with his solo studies. Still being a student himself he started giving lessons at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, later on at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam and at the Royal Conservatory Den Haag.
It was during a master course when he had a crucial meeting with OBE Graham Johnson. Johnson invited him to London and awarded him a scholarship of the Ruhr Piano Festival. During the last years, he has become Breinl’s most important mentor.

Numerous radio recordings for all major European broadcasters, as well as his much-publicized performances on almost all famous stages of the world have accounted to Joseph Breinl’s reputation as one of the most-highly valued piano accompanists and chamber musicians of the young generation. His concerts at globally renowned concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall, Teatro alla Scala, Musikverein Wien, London’s Wigmore Hall, Munich’s Nationaltheater, and the Tokyo-based Suntory Hall were as enthusiastically appreciated in the specialized press as were his performances at various distinguished festivals for example the Schubertiades at Schwarzenberg and Hohenems, the Ruhr Piano Festival and the Münchner Opernfestspiele.

Joseph Breinl has been awarded numerous prizes at international competitions, for instance at the "Wigmore Hall Competition" and the "International Chamber Music Competition Kuhomo". His performances as piano accompanist include arrangements with Michelle Breedt, Mattijs van de Woerd and Udo Reinemann. Since the days they took lessons with Udo Reinemann he has been forming a duo with the Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn. His partners in the field of chamber music has included artists like Isabelle van Keulen and Antoine Tamestit. Since 2004, Joseph Breinl has been permanent piano accompanist to the "Kammersängerin" Waltraud Meier.